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why are properties decoupled from classes

From: Xavier Noria <fxn@hashref.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:18:31 +0200
Message-Id: <EC90D170-BAA6-4382-ACC2-8EF0C3589E9C@hashref.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

In RDFS and friends properties do not "belong" to classes, whereas in  
OOP normally they do. For instance, if you've got an instance of  
foaf:Person you cannot assume there's any assertion about  
foaf:interest for him.

Which is the rationale behind that choice?

-- fxn
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